Serving the Amateur Radio community of South-West Scotland

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Amateur Radio Club

is the only amateur radio club in South-West Scotland. We serve the huge area of
  Dumfries and Galloway and northwards into Ayrshire.

We meet every Thursday evening in Stranraer
(click for details).

To find out more, please explore the main Menu (above).

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Coming Events
(Thursday evenings from 7.00 pm at the clubroom, unless indicated otherwise)

Thursday 18 January
Understanding RF Filters - Hands- On
Short talk with  Clive GM4FZH and Ian GM3SEK, and then get your hands on some real filters - see for yourself how filters work.

Thursday 15 February
The 8Q7RB Story - HF Antennas Over Salt Water by Bob Bower GM4DLG.
How to put out big HF signals from beachfront locations. This talk isn't only about beaches in the Maldives - there's something herefor anyone who lives within driving distance of a beach - which is most WARC members!

Members receive personal updates by email
and we also post on Facebook.

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Club News

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Intermediate Exam Course
(January to April)

Six people took advantage of the last chance to take the Intermediate exam before the syllabus becomes harder. Enrolment has now closed and the course begins on 18 January.

Silent Key Auction (2M0GKD)
(16 November)

Thanks to everyone who came and took part, and special thanks to Ian GM8AVM, our organiser and auctioneer.  Most of Andy's equipment found new homes and £300 was raised for the family.

As a general thought, most items from SK sales really ought to benefit the more recently licensed members, to help move Amateur Radio forward into the future.
The old-timers already have most of what they need, so newcomers can often find some real bargains... but you do need to turn up!

GM4RIV Back on HF
(26 October)

The club station now has an HF antenna again for the winter - available for all members to use. Thanks to all in the work party!

GM8AVM's Movie Night
(19 October)

Thanks to everyone for a good turnout, and special thanks to Ian GM8AVM and Richard MM1BHO for a brilliant programme (ably assisted by John GM4GDF).

We are definitely going to do this again!
Please keep this in mind when taking your own videos (and also stills). We can show any standard format from a camera or phone - just bring it along on a USB stick.

GB7DK 2m Repeater is Back on Air
(7 October)

GB7DK is located on a ridge overlooking Stranraer,
and covers most of West Wigtownshire including the North and South Rhinns (see map).

GB7DK is a dual-mode analogue FM or digital (Yaesu C4FM) repeater. Like GB3DG, 'DK will repeat whichever mode it hears on the input.

Repeater output frequency is 145.6875 MHz, input frequency 145.0875 MHz. Access is by 103.5 Hz subaudible tone, exactly the same as GB3DG.

Please get on the air, listen for GB7DK and use it!

AGM News
(6 October)

Clive Smith GM4FZH receives the Hilda Kelday Trophy (an antique Morse key) for this year, to recognise his many years of work as an exam tutor -
not only here at WARC but also through RSGB exam publications and as a Distance Learning tutor.

New Club Committee
William Little 2M0WML, President
Ian White GM3SEK, Secretary
Peter Salmon GM7NFF, Treasurer
Ian Macdonald GM8AVM
Lance Davis-Edmonds 2M0HEO
Nadine White MM0WNW
Russell Rixon GM8ORE
Davy Boden MM0LGR
Wul Murdoch 2M0WUL

Neil Thomson, MM0NEO
(1 September)

With deep regret we must inform you that Neil died in hospital this morning.

Our deepest condolences to Tracey and family.
Let us all remember a fine man and a good friend.

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